Grateful

Much to Celebrate

When my dad had his last PET scan done, they found a small lesion in the back of his head in the fluid between the brain and the skull. His doctor ordered an MRI to take another look which he had done last week. The other day we had an appointment with the doctor to […]

Chocolate and More

My sister makes an amazing toffee and has attended a couple of chocolate festivals to sell her wares. I have come up with a couple of ways to use the small bits of toffee that are left after breaking it apart for packaging. For the better part of last week, I made truffles and cookies […]

Nurse Appreciation

Today my dad had another test at the hospital. There was a lot of waiting involved and he was getting pretty anxious and irritated. When we finally got to the area to prepare for the test, his blood pressure was through the roof. The nurse was super nice and patient. She really helped my dad […]

Making Room

It was a beautiful day outside, so my mom and I took a walk. My mom always uses her walker outside so she has more stability. Today we went in a different direction from the way we usually go. As we meandered along, I noticed 2 men sitting outside on the porch a few houses […]

Bittersweet

My parents celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary today. They said several times that they couldn’t believe how much time has gone by and that they are still here to celebrate. It just happened to also be Good Friday. The weather outside was just about perfect, so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head […]

Holy Thursday Experiences

Holy Thursday Mass tonight was beautiful. It was pretty traditional with chanting and moving hymns. As I watched the priest wash the feet of 12 people, I remembered when I had my feet washed and what an incredible moment that was. I remembered inviting some youth to have their feet washed and watching their reactions. […]

Excellent Health News

A while ago, during my dad’s unexpected hospital visit one of the tests discovered a tumor on my dad’s pancreas. Since then, we have been praying to Our Lady of Lourdes and blessing ourselves with holy water. My dad has been putting his share on his stomach where the pancreas is located. He has had […]